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Ideas on soreness/bruises after benign thyroid cyst fna lasting wks; months later voice deeper; 1yr later throat aches/speech hurts. Ent said lpr.?

Ideas on soreness/bruises after benign thyroid cyst fna  lasting  wks; months later voice deeper;  1yr later throat aches/speech hurts. Ent said lpr.?

GERD: Gerd and lpr are essentially synonyms and certainly can be the cause. The ENT doctor should have also evaluated the possibility of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, either from biopsy or possibly from autoimmune related hypothyroidism. Start with your internist to evaluate these possibilities. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Can a thyroid cyst, thyroiditis or goiter cause food or pills to get stuck in the throat?

Goiter - yes: Due to the size of a thyroid goiter, it can compress the esophagus. This can increase the chance of causing pills and food to become stuck. A simple thyroid cyst or classic thyroiditis should not cause this symptom. ...Read more

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I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?

I'm going to see an ear, nose, and, throat specialist plus he's a thyroid specialist. Will he be able to help me with the thyroid cyst?

Yes: Otolaryngologists ( ENT Surgeons ) are trained to take care of thyroid problems and its surgery , will evaluate the nature of it , if indicated will do FNA ( needle biopsy ) most of them are equipped to do this in the office. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hoarseness common after FNA of thyroid cyst? I had 15ccs drained and while my throat feels better, I am now very hoarse! It's been 4 days

Is hoarseness common after FNA of thyroid cyst?  I had 15ccs drained and while my throat feels better, I am now very hoarse!  It's been 4 days

Thyroid FNA: Needle aspiration of thyroid nodules is a common procedure with few side effects. But these include tenderness (bleeding into the tissues) and irritation on the phrenic nerve,. The latter may lead to a sensation of hoarseness or other difficulties with swallowing. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Can a thyroid cyst disappear on its own?

Thyroid cysts: Yes, thyroid cysts fill with fluid, they can sometimes get rather large, and then they can go away by themselves. When thyroid ultrasound and biopsy is done, simple cysts are often not drained, because they only come back anyway, and they are not dangerous. If this is your problem, you may wish to talk to your endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

What is the best way to treat a thyroid cyst?

Thyroid cyst: Thyroid cysts are common in goiters that have multiple nodules. Cysts can be drained with a needle, but they often come back. If the cyst is not part of a cancer, and if it is not uncomfortable or painful, it is reasonable to do nothing; follow it periodically with ultrasound to make sure it is not changing. If painful/uncomfortable or suspicious, surgery may be indicated, but usually not needed. ...Read more

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Hi doc,can a thyroid cyst resolve on it's own.its only visible when I swallow but my doc says surgery is the only way out.help!

Hi doc,can a thyroid cyst resolve on it's own.its only visible when I swallow but my doc says surgery is the only way out.help!

Indication 4 surgery: Thyroid nodules are very common. Under 1 cm, they are usually observed, meaning a repeat Ultrasound in one year. A FNA can be helpful. Okay to ask about medication and observation. If larger than 2.5 cm or blocking your airway, surgery to remove the affected lobe is indicated. Take a friend with you to appointment. If FNA is done, ask for confirmation it was sampled. Be well. ...Read more

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I have Graves Disease and a 0.6 cm thyroid cyst. I take medication but it's not helping me. Will I need aggressive treatment?

I have Graves Disease and a 0.6 cm thyroid cyst. I take medication but it's not helping me. Will I need aggressive treatment?

Helping what is imp: It is important to know what the medication is and when you say not helping we need to know what you are feeling and defining as not working. our physician can have you see an endocrinologist who can guide you ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more